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Team Perry Member/TEA Commissioner hypocritically calls out Sec Duncan for being political

August 22, 2011


The Dallas Morning News ran an editorial supporting Robert Scott in criticizing Secretary Duncan for being political and untruthful in his criticism of Texas education. This is like the pot calling the kettle black. Commissioner Scott routinely plays politics at TEA , especially in the area of press releases and statements. Having lived in […]

Are School Rankings Fair? The Children At Risk Example

August 13, 2011


We are a country that loves to rank EVERYTHING! Read any major website or USA Today and you will often find stories that rank the ten best cities, states, countries, travel spots, etc. We also love to rank schools. States rank them and various organizations rank them. I have even ranked them myself. I don’t […]

White-Hispanic Achievement Gap WIDENS on 4th Grade NAEP Math

August 7, 2011


Remember this headline from a press release from TEA?   Black-white achievement gap narrows on math NAEP (see Well, the same researchers that examined the Black-White gap also looked at the Hispanic-White gap. And what did they find? Well, for 4th and 8th grade reading as well as 8th grade math, they pretty much found […]

More on billionaire boy’s club making a profit from educators

August 3, 2011


Previously, I wrote about how the Gates Foundation has invested millions of dollars to push for the Common Core Standards and how they are now working with other entities to make  a profit from the entire idea of Common Core Standards. Well, Gates is at it again, now partnering with Joel Klein and Wireless Generation. […]